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  • Bank Of America: On The Cusp Of A Major Break Out? [View article]
    NYC, I don't know about any of those tests you mention, but failure is pretty inevitable without a major change of cultures; it has to be a global ambition, but financially, the math is unbeatable. I used cultures (plural) as I've found significant differences between management attitudes in Europe and the States: over here, it's mostly about defending the privileged estate that management types assume they have a right to; they where made to manage others, who should know their place! I, for example, wasted decades doing my job as best I could, wondering why none of my designs ever made it into production, not realising that an innovative solution produced entirely by a non management individual, was never going to make it, as it undermined managements monopoly of being seen as wealth creators. I'd have done better to produce complicated conventional ideas (preferably as an anonymous "team" player...) that they could manipulate and modify and subsequently claim credit for. Instead, millions in profit were discarded, and my entire career was essentially a waste of time, and the fundamental problem is the attitude of those who seek to be in change of everything.

    Compared to this, considerations such as, whether able people should be supported whilst remaining unproductive, are trivial.
    Nov 13, 2014. 10:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    It's a question of how many you invest in, SM; any algorithm is going to be out of synch with the market on any particular stock, from time to time, but I should think that if you've a good one, and it is applied to many stocks, then it is possible to make an overall profit, even if some go pear shaped, especially in the long run. That, at least, is what I'll be (I hope) banking on. It's a lot easier for mutual funds with deep pockets, than a lone investor of modest means, so I won't even look at charting; I'd do as well using astrology...
    Nov 13, 2014. 09:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    America is a land mass; the United States of America is a country, mostly within that land mass, but so are Canada, Venezuela and others. For the record, Columbus never landed on North America (so Tecumseh got it wrong...).
    Nov 13, 2014. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    Everything has to start somewhere!
    Nov 13, 2014. 09:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    An algorithm is only as good as the author and the work he put into it, and can take into account maybe just a handful of factors, or thousands, but needs to be tested and refined over a considerable period. Even then, any fundamental change in how things happen can render it useless, so don't imagine that one can write a simple one, and then just watch the money role in; to produce a successful one takes smarts and lots of hard work, or else, as you say, SP, everyone who ever learned to program would be filthy rich...
    Nov 13, 2014. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    Well, SP, I'd start by analyzing your past results, of course. Your prognostications of future success will be meaningless until I'm convinced you know what you're doing!
    Nov 13, 2014. 09:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OCC fines three over forex [View news story]
    Maybe not, but other tax payers (who are usually poorer) get some indirect benefit, in the long run, as it is less in other taxes that governments have to raise. I have no problem with that.
    Nov 12, 2014. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    If you are referring to Canada, it too is in North America.
    Nov 12, 2014. 09:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    A self learning algorithm adapts to changes in milliseconds, so why would it be relying on 5 year old data?
    Nov 12, 2014. 09:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    Wouldn't a self learning algorithm take those into account? It is a very slow process, whereas algorithms recalculate thousands of times a second.
    Nov 12, 2014. 09:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is A Risky Fruit: Making 232% In A Year Using Fundamental And Algorithmic Trading [View article]
    If the "past should be discarded", SP, what does one base one's predictions on? If we knew the other option, i.e. , the future, no prediction would be needed.
    Nov 12, 2014. 09:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia strikes mapping/analytics deal with SAP [View news story]
    I see this as very positive, as SAP strikes me as a very well run company. They appear regularly near the top of Fortune's "Best Companies to Work For", which is a good sign, as contented employees are more likely to strive to get things done correctly, rather than just protecting their own turf, an activity that blighted and delayed most of the projects I ever worked on. Some of you will recall I'm skeptical about collaborations between companies, but as I read this, it's not so much a joint development effort, but more of a merging of separately developed aspects, which is a much more straightforward process. This is another reason I believe this will be successful and profitable for all parties. Whether it will move Nokia’s SP, is another issue; it should, but then, other news should have done so too, but it remains determinedly static. This may be what breaks the barrier, but I make no predictions in this respect, other than, long term, prospects look rosy…
    Nov 12, 2014. 08:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry +1.9%; Chen meets with Lenovo and Xiaomi's CEOs [View news story]
    Just as long as he doesn't invest too much there; China is not being very welcoming to western companies at present (and it's not likely to change) and many are regretting setting up partnerships (which is basically the only way to get in) there. If joining up with an established chinese company doesn't provide protection, then a licensing/manufacturing deal should be the only aspiration.
    Nov 12, 2014. 08:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Stronghold: Indonesia [View article]
    I'm informed that your word is like dloG!
    Nov 12, 2014. 07:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Considering Facebook's Relatively Weak Q4 Outlook [View article]
    You beat me to it; yes, "In the last two years, Facebook ended its fiscal year with a big bang. Thanks to user growth saturation, this next quarter could end up being merely typical", rationally, would mean the author expects another "big bang".
    Nov 12, 2014. 07:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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